Our Staff

A wealth of information can be found on our website, from application essentials to details about life at Princeton. Should you have additional questions, we invite you to explore this directory, which is organized by area of responsibility.

Office Information

Location: Clio Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 
Phone: 609-258-3030 | Fax: 609-258-6180

Office Hours: 8:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (in-person Mon.-Thurs.; remote Fridays);  8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (summer)

Dean's Office

Rodney D. Priestley
Dean of the Graduate School
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Supervision of the administrative duties of the Graduate School
  • Liaison between the Graduate School and the University
  • Oversight of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School
Frances Catherine Juhasz
Executive Assistant to the Dean
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administrative support to the Dean of the Graduate School and senior staff

Academic Affairs

Geoffrey B. Hill
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Enrollment and program status issues
  • Final public oral examination/defense approvals
  • Department and graduate student issues concerning academic progress and degree completion
  • Academic advising
  • Special responsibility for the humanities and social science fields
Joana Milan
Graduate Student Systems Specialist
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Student record management
  • System integration support
  • Data requests and reporting
Lisa M. Schreyer
Deputy Dean of the Graduate School
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Supervision of academic affairs and student records data management staffs
  • Policy, Curriculum, Fellowships and Discipline Subcommittees of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School
  • Review of degree-seeking applicants for admission and oversight of nondegree student programs
  • Enrollment and program status issues and policies, and annual reenrollment process
  • Final public oral examination (dissertation defense) approvals and degree lists
Alice Seneres
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Enrollment and program status issues
  • Final public oral examination/defense approvals
  • Department and graduate student issues concerning academic progress and degree completion
  • Academic advising
  • Special responsibility for the natural science and engineering fields
Jenny Smith
Academic Affairs Coordinator
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • FPO processing and degree lists
  • Student course exchanges (IUDC, Rutgers Exchange, and IvyPlus Exchange Scholar Program)
  • General exam tracking and recording
Brigid A. Sudnick
Assistant Director for Administrative Planning and Office Manager
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support of major Graduate School projects and initiatives
  • Administrative oversight of the graduate school office
  • Support of the Graduate School budget
Dianna Blaha
Office Administrator
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administrative support to the Assistant Director for Administrative Planning and Office Manager
  • Implementational assistance on projects and event initiative processes
  • Organizational coordination of Graduate School communications
Elaine Willey
Assistant Dean for Academic Administration
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Curriculum proposals, updates and approvals
  • External research fellowships requiring Graduate School endorsement
  • Exchange programs and Early Arrivals
  • Dean's Fund for Scholarly Travel grant proposals
  • Childbirth and adoption accommodation request approvals

Access, Diversity & Inclusion

Joseph L. Lewis
Associate Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Recruitment and retention of diverse students
  • Review of applicants for admission
  • Departmental assistance with issues related to advising, academic achievement and degree completion
  • Oversight of diversity fellows and student organizations
  • Oversight of external and internal pipeline/pathway initiatives
  • Supervision of access, diversity and inclusion staff
Joseph Butler
Assistant Dean for Access, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse student populations
  • Creation and maintenance of student enhancement and retention programs within the humanities and social sciences
  • Mentorship and student advising
Nova Smith
Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Oversight of access, diversity and inclusion strategic communications
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse student populations
  • Diversity programming and project management
Jess Schoell
Access, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Kaleidoscope newsletter and assistance with marketing materials and outreach.
  • Assistance with diversity funding, fellowships, budgets, and expenditures.
  • Supporting diversity programs, signature initiatives, and affinity student organization events.
  • Coordinating scheduling on behalf of the Access, Diversity and Inclusion Associate Dean and ADI team members.
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Community Engagement

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assistance with diversity programming expenditures
  • Assistance with diversity programming
  • Scheduling of the Diversity and Inclusion deans
Assistant Dean for Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Recruitment and retention of diverse student populations
  • Creation and maintenance of student enhancement and retention programs within the natural sciences
  • Mentorship and student advising

Finance and Administration

Jeanette DeGuire
Finance Coordinator
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administrative support for financial administration
  • International Student/Private loans
  • Federal Work Study
  • Student Child Care Assistance Program
  • Financial assistance programs including Federal Perkins, Stafford and GradPLUS loans
Lisa Franzman
Graduate Student Finance & Systems Analyst
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Internal fellowship programs and awards and enrollment impact on financial awards
  • Graduate student financial awards including fellowships, research and teaching appointments
  • Compliance with Graduate School funding policies
  • Coordination of graduate student funding in the Labor Accounting system
Matthew Gundy
Assistant Director, Finance and Business Analyst

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Financial data reconciliations
  • Finance projects
Jacqueline Knowlton
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support management of all aspects of graduate student funding
  • Metric reporting, analysis and financial model development to track student data and support the graduate student budget
  • Liaison to graduate admission to prepare and distribute financial awards
  • Enrollment projection preparation
Meghan Krause
Graduate Student Finance & Sponsored Research Analyst
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • External fellowship awards and contact for veteran educational benefits
  • Graduate student financial awards including fellowships, research and teaching appointments
  • Compliance with Graduate School funding policies
  • Coordination of graduate student funding in the Labor Accounting system
Michael J Lee
Business and Systems Analyst
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Project management systems and technology initiatives
  • Data management
  • Report-writing and analytics
  • Security controls
Scott McGoldrick
Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Supervision of admission and financial administration staff
  • Fellowship programs and graduate student financial awards
  • Enrollment management, which includes admission targets and offers
  • Oversight of fellowship endowments and donor gifts
  • Financial assistance programs
Jose Rincon
Assistant Finance Specialist
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Internal summer funding and DCE awards from campus partners
  • Graduate student financial awards including fellowships, research and teaching appointments
  • Compliance with Graduate School funding policies
  • Coordination of graduate student funding in the Labor Accounting system
Marvin Waterman
Technology Support Manager
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Information technology development and implementation
  • Hardware/software and network applications support

Graduate Admission

Katie Bliss
Admission Coordinator
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Admission application processing
  • Fee waiver and deferral requests
  • Nondegree applicants and information
Michelle Carman
Director of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Operational oversight of the graduate admission process and enrollment services
  • Information requests
  • Admission data reporting
Laurie Eccles
Admission Coordinator
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Admission application processing
  • Fee waiver and deferral requests
  • Nondegree applicants and information
Constance L. Humphrey
Graduate Admission Support Assistant
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Administrative support for Graduate Admission
  • Admission application processing
  • Assistance with onboarding of new incoming students

Professional Development

Eva Kubu
Associate Dean and Director of Professional Development
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead the efforts of the Graduate School in developing a comprehensive and integrated program of professional development offerings for all graduate students
  • Provide strategic vision and leadership of the GradFUTURES programmatic hub devoted to graduate student professional development, ensuring that its launch is successful, and that its mission is well communicated
  • Establish and expand key partnerships with students, faculty, staff, industry and alumni
  • Ensure that Princeton is identifiable as a leader in making professional development an integral part of the formal and co-curricular education that our graduate students receive
Sonali Majumdar
Assistant Dean for Professional Development
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Serve as liaison to graduate students and departments in the Natural Sciences and Engineering divisions
  • Develop programs and campus-wide collaborations including orientations, first-year and third-year initiatives
  • Co-lead the alumni mentorship program and other alumni engagement initiatives
  • Develop experiential and exploration programs with industry partners in the natural sciences and engineering
  • Assist with data-driven program assessment, labor market analyses, and graduate alumni outcomes
  • Coordinate agenda and special meetings of the Professional Development Working Group(PDWG) campus-wide coalition of partners
  • Supervise a team of graduate student Professional Development Associates in the Natural Sciences and Engineering divisions
James M. Van Wyck
Assistant Dean for Professional Development
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Serve as liaison to graduate students and departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions
  • Oversee strategic communications and technology initiatives including oversight of the website, MyPrincetonU, social media, storytelling, online programs, video content, and the GradFUTURES Podcast
  • Assist associate dean with strategic partnerships, planning and operations
  • Develop programs and campus-wide collaborations including signature GradFUTURES Learning Cohorts and the annual GradFUTURES Forum
  • Manage the promotion, administration, and partnerships for the University Administrative Fellows Program, Social Impact Fellows Program, Higher Education Leadership Fellows Program, and the Community College Teaching Initiative
  • Manage the GradFUTURES LinkedIn group and the partnership with LinkedIn Learning
  • Supervise a team of graduate student Professional Development Associates in the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions
Nourine Bhimani
Assistant Director of Graduate Experiential Programs
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Areas of responsibility:

  • With the goal of scaling access to experiential opportunities for all graduate students, the assistant director plans, administers, expands, and assesses six bespoke experiential fellowship programs funded and managed by the GradFUTURES team.
  • Design workflows and processes to support the successful implementation of the University Administrative Fellowships, Higher Education Leadership Fellowships, Community College Teaching Fellowships, GradFUTURES Social Impact Fellowships, GradFUTURES Micro-Internships in Industry, and the Pre-Matriculation Internship programs.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean, Assistant Deans and other key stakeholders to maintain and expand 100+ existing partnerships with campus partners, academic institutions, and nonprofit, public, and private sector organizations.
Amanda Peacock
Professional Development Program Coordinator
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinates program planning, event management, marketing and communications for GradFUTURES
  • Works closely with the deans on budgets to support a wide array of programs and resources for graduate students and oversees issuing of graduate student funding for experiential programs
  • Assists with meeting schedules and agendas for the campus-wide
  • Professional Development Working Group
  • Provides administrative support to the associate dean

Student Affairs

Lily Bao Secora
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Supervision of the Student Affairs staff
  • Oversee community building and programmatic initiatives
  • Grievance mediation, complaint resolution and solutions to student concerns
  • Management of the nonacademic discipline process
  • Assistance for students experiencing personal difficulties
  • Lead the 24 hour on-call crisis management for medical, psychological and other emergencies
Heidi Freeman
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Special responsibility for the Humanities and Social Science divisions
  • Programming and events, including the annual Hooding & Recognition Ceremony
  • Oversight and advisement of graduate student organizations and the Graduate Student Government
  • Advising students experiencing personal difficulties
  • Crisis intervention, emergency response and nonacademic discipline
  • Serve as University Free Expression Facilitator
Kevin Allen Fleming
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Special responsibility for the Natural Sciences and Engineering divisions
  • Programming and events including the Graduate School Orientation
  • Supervision of Community Associates
  • Advising students experiencing personal difficulties
  • Non-academic student conduct
  • Crisis intervention and emergency response 
  • Serve as University Free Expression Coordinator
  • Housing and Residential Life policy
Ellen Kellich
Student Affairs Coordinator
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assistant to Dean Secora
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Affairs Annual Events
  • Graduate Advance
  • Medical Reimbursements
Lynne McClister
Graduate College Office Coordinator
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Oversight of the administrative office at the Graduate College
  • Support for Student Affairs initiatives
Amber Serrano
Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Residential Life
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Areas of Responsibility:

  • Monthly programming and events including TigerFest and High Tables
  • Oversight of graduate residential communities and advisement of residential committees
  • Crisis intervention, emergency response and non-academic conduct
  • Liaison to the Housing Office; student housing concerns
  • Advising students experiencing personal difficulties